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Latinos in America Exhibit opens at The Curtiss Mansion

By on September 29, 2017

Now a Blue Star Museum, The Curtiss Mansion presents,

Latinos in America

This is an interactive video project that looks to pay tribute to the plight and courageous human spirit of those willing to risk their lives traveling from Cuba to Miami.

IN ADDITION EVERY SATURDAY

  • 
1-Hour Historical Home Tour of The Curtiss Mansion
  • 
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • 500 Deer Run, Miami Springs, FL 33166
  • $5 per attendee, kids under 12 Free

The restored Curtiss Mansion in Miami Springs is the former Florida home of famed aviator and inventor, Glenn Hammond Curtiss. The Mansion was built in 1925 and the architecture is Pueblo Revival. Curtiss was known as the ‘Father of Naval Aviation’ and ‘The Fastest Man on Earth.’

He contributed over 500 inventions and 400 patents to the Aviation Industry. Curtiss was also instrumental in the 1920s land boom of Miami.

A contemporary of George Merrick, David Fairchild, and Eddie Rickenbacker; Curtiss founded Miami Springs, Hialeah, and Opa Locka. He donated the land for the Miami International Airport and the Opa Locka Airport, where he originally trained Naval Aviators.

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